For many in baseball September is a month of stark contrast with April, when everyone had dared to hope. If baseball is a lot like life, as pundits declare, it is because life is more about losing than winning.
What does this quote have to do with Friday Fences, you might ask. Well, I sat here this morning thinking about baseball and wanting to put up some photos of fences here on my blog to link up to Friday Fences.
In baseball, of course, the fence is an important part of the game. Some players desperately “swing for the fences” when their team is down. There is even a play by August Wilson about baseball called Fences. Fences are important in baseball.
And I’m thinking about baseball today because today is the Boston Red Sox’s home opener. They have gotten off to a pretty sorry start and I am hoping that today they decide to turn things around. But regardless of how the Red Sox do, I will watch them all season because I am first and foremost a baseball fan and secondly a Red Sox fan. In baseball, you take the bitter with the sweet.
And that is much like life.
On our trip this week out to Deerfield, Massachusetts, Carrie and I drove around some beautiful countryside and saw some wonderful country homes. I managed to take some pictures of a couple houses in Historic Deerfield. These are really gorgeous, old, well kept houses behind these fences. But we also saw a couple of properties that were not so well kept. The contrast between April and September, I guess.
And for good luck, I am including one of my photos of Fenway Park's Green Monster...one of the world's most famous baseball fences.
Good luck, Red Sox!